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Species Platydema ruficorne

Matt-finish darkling beetle - Platydema ruficorne Coleoptera - Platydema ruficorne Tiny beetle - Platydema ruficorne Another small beetle - Platydema ruficorne Tenebrionidae, dorsal - Platydema ruficorne rounded black beetle - Platydema ruficorne Platydema ruficorne? - Platydema ruficorne Orange-legged darkling - Platydema ruficorne
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Tenebrionidae (Darkling Beetles)
Subfamily Diaperinae
Tribe Diaperini
Subtribe Diaperina
Genus Platydema
Species ruficorne (Platydema ruficorne)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Platydema anale Haldeman 1848
Explanation of Names
Platydema ruficorne (Sturm 1826)
Size
3.5-5.8 mm(1)
Identification
opaque; dorsum black to piceous, unmarked; appendages & venter ferrugineous
Range
e NA (QC-FL to ON-CO-TX)(1)(2)
Habitat
fleshy fungi; moldy grain; under bark(3)
Remarks
comes to lights; very common
Works Cited
1.Revision of Diaperini of American north of Mexico with notes on extralimital species (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)
Triplehorn, C.A. 1965. Proceedings of the United States National Museum No. 3515, 117: 349-458.
2.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.
3.The Darkling Beetles of Florida and Eastern United States